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Diversity begins with inclusion and we strive to offer an inclusive environment for all students. The Wilson Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Office (WIDE) is at the heart of this effort.
WIDE seeks to produce intentional and varied learning opportunities for all Warren Wilson students, faculty, and staff to:
- Develop consciousness around issues of racial and ethnic diversity.
- Engage multicultural perspectives through critical dialogue and programs.
- Promote universal love and intercultural competency.
- Create inclusive and equitable spaces in appreciation of difference.
How does WIDE do it?
The WIDE Heritage Series presents awareness, celebration, and dialogue programming throughout the year, including Hispanic and Latin@ heritage, Indigenous and Native American heritage, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Black World History Month, Chinese New Year, International Women’s Month, and Asian/Pacific Islander heritage.
The WIDE crew provides a number of educational opportunities for the Warren Wilson community, including classroom/crew presentations, conferences, trainings, and workshops.
WIDE is a noted ally whose community outreach includes social justice campaigns, solidarity programming, and support of aligned student demonstrations. WIDE also collaborates with organizations and colleges/universities in the Asheville, Black Mountain, and surrounding region.
WIDE provides an open door policy and supports all students in development of their multiple identities. The WIDE Office is also an advocate and response unit for student reports of racial and ethnic bias.